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  • A Novel
  • By: Kamila Shamsie
  • Narrated by: Tania Rodrigues
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 548
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 504

Isma is free. After years of watching out for her younger siblings in the wake of their mother's death, she's accepted an invitation from a mentor in America that allows her to resume a dream long deferred. But she can't stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London, or their brother, Parvaiz, who's disappeared in pursuit of his own dream, to prove himself to the dark legacy of the jihadist father he never knew. When he resurfaces half a globe away, Isma's worst fears are confirmed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • one of most important books of this time

  • By N. D. Warren on 11-24-17

Exceptional and timely story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-31-18

Great books like this one offer a look into lives the reader could not know on his own, and the author does a wonderful job bringing the complexities of Muslim Londoners to life. Fascinating characters and a surprise ending also contribute to making this a fascinating read.